The educational system in Nigeria (likewise many African countries) is far below standard and one of the many factors contributing to the falling standard of the sector is a poor investment in teachers’ development. This includes poor remuneration, lack of teaching resources, no standard professional development programs, etc.andthis has resulted in a shortage of quality teachers in the system and high rate of teachers’ absenteeism in remote schools.
According to the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Nigeria needs at least 250,000 teachers annually to cater for the growing population of pupils. This situation will only get worse because of the growing systemic corruption and the government’s neglect of the sector. This is what birthed the idea of giveatech.org; togrow a community of volunteer teachers who are willing to teach children in low resource schools and communities at their spare time.